I've been seeing swiss cross blankets all over Pinterest and I decided to DIY one for our home. My first thought was to stamp it (similar to this blanket) but I wanted to try something a little different. This was my first adventure in needle felting. Have you tried needle felting before? It's easier than we thought. Here's how it's done…
1. Supplies Needed: Clover Felting Needle Tool, Clover Felting Needle Mat, Wool Roving, contact paper, stock paper, scissors. 2. Begin by cutting out a stencil from the stock paper. Take your time to create the perfect design to repeat throughout your blanket. 3. Then, use the pattern to cut out stencils in the contact paper. 4. Apply this stencil to the blanket in the spot you want your first design to be. 5. Next, place the felting mat underneath the blanket, under the exact spot that the contact paper is placed. 6. Fill the stencil with felt wool. Don't worry if it doesn't cover every area perfectly when you're laying it down. Once you begin needling you can arrange the felt to fit better. 7. Once the felt is in place, begin to repeatedly needle it in place. Just press the needle tool through the Roving and blanket and the Roving will begin to become a part of the blanket. 8. Continue this process in a pattern throughout the blanket. When you are finished, set the design by spraying with water and ironing on the wool setting.
Here's what your completed design will look like!
I love my new fluffy swiss cross blanket. The best part is, you can make any design with needle felting! xo. elsie
Insert the needle and thread into the seam and reemerge in an insignificant location. Pull the thread so that you can snip the thread at the base of where it comes out the fabric. The thread end will be lost inside the project.
How would you wash / clean this?
I love the actual blanket! Where is it from? Do you need a special blanket to do this?
My boyfriend saw a felting tutorial via Ornementa and has been dying to felt ever since. This looks so awesome!
You dont need to felt against other wool? Looks like that blanket is Chennile-
This is a really cute idea!
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This is brilliant! Must be my favourite project of yours yet! The blanket really looks straight out of an expensive shop! Well done!
really love the new look you have given your blog(s)!! 🙂
This turned out so lovely! And your puppy is super adorable…
Great! thanks for the diy
that is a good idea like it
Thanks for the GREAT tutorial, please stop by and leave a comment 🙂
This looks so much simpler (and fun!) than I would have imagined. I will be trying this soon!
Wow, that looks awesome and sounds so simple!
Your blanket turned out great!
I absolutely love this. Amazing!
This looks so nice!
I’ve still tried this technique and made some flowers and little animals 🙂
Wow!!! this is so much more effective then the bookmarks we made at school during handcraft lessons.
And your needle is so much more effective then the ones we used that were easily broken in the hands of Primary aged children.
I may need to get back into my felting.
Love it thanks for the memory reminder.
i got my issue today in the mail (seventeen is a guilty pleasure haha) and nearly had a heart attack when i saw this! so glad you guys are getting more recognition for your AMAZING creativity and talent.